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Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan
Environmental Protection Administration

Huánjìng B?ohù Sh? (Mandarin)
Fàn-kín Pó-fu Su (Hakka)
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Agency overview
FormedMarch 1971 (as Department of Environmental Health)
22 August 1987 (as EPA)
JurisdictionTaiwan (Republic of China)
HeadquartersZhongzheng, Taipei
Employees15,034 (est. 2004)
Minister responsible
Websitewww.epa.gov.tw

The Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan (EPA, Chinese: ; Pe?h-?e-j?: Hêng-chèng Khoân-kéng Pó-h Sú) is a cabinet-level executive agency responsible for protecting and conserving the environment in the Republic of China. This also includes, air quality, noise control, monitoring and inspection of environment, solid waste, recycling, sustainable development and international cooperation.[1]

It is led by the Minister for Environment. He is supported by two deputy ministers.

History

The environmental protection agency has evolved and been part of different departments over decades. Prior to 1971, the environmental portfolio was part of the Ministry of Interior which encompasses the Health portfolio.

From March 1971 to 28 January 1982 the Department of Environmental Health was established to look after protecting the environment. Various agencies such as the Department of Health and others managed the soil and water aspects of environment.

From 29 January 1982 to 21 August 1987 the Environmental Protection Bureau was established to take over responsibility for noise and traffic control, air, water, waste management, health responsibilities under the Department of Health.[2]

From 22 August 1987 to the present,[3] the Environmental Protection Administration was established becoming the one stop shop for all environmental policies, regulation, standards and enforcement. It encompassed toxic substance management, environmental sanitation and monitoring and inspection of the environment.

Department Structure

First Tier

  • Office of Chief Secretary
  • Office of Minister
  • Office of Sustainable Development
  • Greenhouse Gases Reduction Management Office
  • Office of Energy and Resource Program
  • Office of National Clear up Program

Second Tier

  • Department of Comprehensive Planning
  • Department of Air Quality Protection and Noise Control
  • Department of Water Quality Protection
  • Department of Waste Management
  • Department of Environmental Sanitation & Toxis Substance Management
  • Department of Supervision Evaluation & Dispute Resolution
  • Department of Environmental Monitoring and Information Management
  • Bureau of Environmental Inspection
  • Air Pollution Control Fund Management Board
  • Recycling Fund Management Board
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Fund Management Board
  • Environmental Analysis Laboratory
  • Environmental Professionals Training Institute

Third Tier

  • Offices of Personnel, Accounting, Civil Service Ethics, Statistics and Secretariat
  • Committees for Legal Affairs, Petitions and Appeals
  • Public Nuisance Arbitration

Fourth Tier

  • Environmental Police Unit
  • Local Environmental Agencies

Ministers

  Non-partisan/ unknown   Kuomintang (Nationalist)   Democratic Progressive Party   New Party

No Name Term of Office Days Political Party Cabinet
1 Eugene Chien () 22 August 1987 31 May 1991 1378 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hwa
Lee Huan
Hau Pei-tsun
2 Jaw Shaw-kong () 1 June 1991 15 November 1992 533 Kuomintang Hau Pei-tsun
-- Larry Chen () 15 November 1992 20 November 1992 5 Kuomintang Hau Pei-tsun
3 Chang Lung-cheng () 21 November 1992 9 June 1996 1296 Kuomintang Hau Pei-tsun
Lien Chan
Vincent Siew
4 Tsai Hsun-hsiung () 10 June 1996 20 May 2000 1440 Kuomintang Lien Chan
Vincent Siew
5 Edgar Lin () 20 May 2000 6 March 2001 290 Democratic Progressive Party Tang Fei
Chang Chun-hsiung
6 Hau Lung-pin () 7 March 2001 6 October 2003 949 New Party Chang Chun-hsiung
Yu Shyi-kun
7 Chang Juu-en () 6 October 2003 25 April 2005 567 Yu Shyi-kun
Frank Hsieh
-- Tsay Ting-kuei () 25 April 2005 7 June 2005 43 Frank Hsieh
8 Chang Kow-lung () 8 June 2005 20 May 2007 711 Frank Hsieh
Su Tseng-chang I
9 Winston Dang () 21 May 2007 20 May 2008 365 Democratic Progressive Party Chang Chun-hsiung
10 Stephen Shen () 20 May 2008 2 March 2014 2112[4] Liu Chao-shiuan
Wu Den-yih
Sean Chen
Jiang Yi-huah
11 Wei Kuo-yen () 3 March 2014 19 May 2016 808 Kuomintang Jiang Yi-huah
Mao Chi-kuo
Chang San-cheng
12 Lee Ying-yuan () 20 May 2016 3 December 2018 927 Democratic Progressive Party Lin Chuan
William Lai
-- Tsai Hung-teh () 4 December 2018 14 January 2019 40 William Lai
13 Chang Tzi-chin () 14 January 2019 Incumbent 369 Su Tseng-chang II

Transportation

The EPA building is accessible within walking distance South of Ximen MRT station of the Taipei Metro.

See also

References

  1. ^ (22 November 2011). "?".
  2. ^ 1 (9 July 2014). "?".
  3. ^ Lu, Meggie (22 August 2008). "EPA celebrates birthday, vows work on emissions". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Longest-serving minister.

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